It's 2011, so I'll not be clicking your pix of 2010.
Aren't there already a few people dead and fires and fireworks and it's only just started ?
I'd always meant to get to Rio for the Carnival, seemed a good idea as it always co-incides with my birthday. But I wouldn't be safe there.
Linda in London
We have the 2nd biggest street carnival here in London at the end of August each year. I live on top of it and have 20 years of pix of me dancing in the middle of it... They go down this road. Most people leave town, but I love it.
I can't do Rio, I don't speaka da Portugeuse !
Brazilian gorgeous men and their sexy hot dark women in London are mindbogglingly beautiful with the maddest funniest sexiest accents. But not many of them would go to Brazil, anytime soon
The 2010 video was for lesaucer he ask for more.
So far no reports of serious injuries or deaths.
A fierce fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro's "Samba City" Monday, destroying the costumes and floats of at least three of the city's biggest samba schools weeks before the country's annual Carnival festivities.
The fire, which caused an estimated 10 million reais ($5.95 million) of damage, appeared to send the dreams of thousands of the city's dancers, designers and musicians up in smoke. Many had spent close to a year preparing for the two-day parade.
"I'm in a state of shock. The penny hasn't dropped yet," a school's artistic director, Cahe Rodrigues, told the Guardian. He said the fire destroyed 98 percent of Grand Rio's floats and costumes.
"Our school was gearing up to win Carnival and I don't know if in 29 days we can put on a spectacle on the same level as we had hoped. It's all burned, all destroyed."
The president of a school called Uniao da Ilha broke down on the news show “Good Morning Brazil” today, saying the effort to stage a parade must now “start from zero,” reported GlobalPost's senior correspondent in Brazil, Erik German.
“It’s unfortunate,” the school president said, “But let us never lose our joy.”
Samba schools are more like massive production companies than schools and they spend the year building parade floats, sewing elaborate costumes and choreographing huge performances that become the image of Carnival seen around the world, reports German.
The fire, which investigators suspect was an accident, began around 7 a.m. and lasted for hours. There were no initial reports of serious injuries or deaths.
The fire appears to have virtually destroyed the work of three of the city's 12 biggest samba schools, and it is not clear how they will manage to compete in March's competition.
Nonetheless, Rio's Carnival 2011 and its informal parades around the city as well as street parties will surely go on.
“The fire burned everything,” president of Academicos do Grande Rio, Helio de Oliveira, told The New York Times, “but it didn’t burn our Carnaval spirit.” http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/brazil/110207/rio-carnival-2011-fire
How do you know you won't be safe there?
One more thing.. you can't do Rio because you don't speak Portuguese? c'mon. plus lot of people there speak English ... we don't have too, but we will do that as an courtesy to you.
Not going to a country just because you don't speak the language? lame excuse.